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I have been a tester, manager, automator, and release angineer for over 15 years. Working in Windows, *nix and distributed environments I've come in as the first part of QA and built groups or joined existing groups. I like process and am an evangelist for process improvement. I also dabble in tool smithing, while I am not a great coder I stick with it and have built up a nice array of tools over the years in Perl, Ruby and PowerShell. I automate when I can now, as that is my prime passion, and I wear all kinds of hats doing whatever is needed but always handling code from test to production.

I have many interests in cooking, reading, home improvement, MakerSpaces and many more. You'll find me on many SX's here.

I currently work for NaviNet as a Software Engineer in Test II


Jul
3
answered Suite of automated tests - owned by devs or testers?
Jul
3
comment Suite of automated tests - owned by devs or testers?
I'd agree, except that it doesn't take Developers to automate the test cases, it takes someone trained or who has experience generating automation frameworks. Developers can help, and should code review the tests when they can, but it's not just up to them to automate, QA should be able to find capable people to do this as well
Jul
3
comment Suite of automated tests - owned by devs or testers?
@NielsvanReijmersdal there are people who do automation frameworks and can follow Development Methods and Practices and work solely as Testers. I've seen Developers with bad Unit Test skills and Testers with good Test Frameworks, there is a lot of cross over in these to realms so its not all set in stone.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
13
awarded  Custodian
Jun
13
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Developers have code kata to practice skills. What test equivalents are there?
Jun
13
revised Developers have code kata to practice skills. What test equivalents are there?
Improved link formatting
Jun
4
answered What does QA support for production push/release
May
30
revised Fitnesse + WebDriver: any working solution?
Adding more detail on my cases
May
22
revised Scrubbing Production Data For Test?
updating text to be clearer
May
19
comment BDD living documentation for Product Owners
Have you asked your Business Users why the reports are not useful for them or why they have not reviewed? Working on their feedback first my be more beneficial.
May
14
answered Best practice when migrating bug trackers
May
13
comment Advice regarding a non-coding solution
If they want a non-coding automated solution what is it that they want and think they can get? Automation, unless you use record and playback which has a limited lifespan, will require some coding to keep it current.
May
9
comment How to stop the browser loading process after 20 minutes?
By default the Selenium Timeout is much shorter than 20 minutes, didn't the timeout stop your browser before or are you looking for something different?
May
9
comment How to stop the browser loading process after 20 minutes?
You have a web server configured with more than 20 minutes for timeout? That's awfully generous. Why would you need something like that?
May
3
awarded  Yearling
May
2
revised Testing a tester with example projects
Adding more detail and a list
May
2
answered Testing a tester with example projects
May
1
answered Scrubbing Production Data For Test?
Apr
28
comment How to handle new “not reproducible” bug, that is known to exist but not known how
It may also be one of those "works on my machine" defects where it will only occur due to some interaction on the Customer's machine. You may also tell the PM that while you have tried to duplicate it you can't, can keep it open for checking but if the Customer has had it happen again or has any further information that would help you immensely and get a fix in place sooner. You need more than a screenshot for a defect, you may need to educate your PM about that